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CNBC
Sep 10, 2012 1:00pm EDT
of the united states got last week, including tornadoes out in queens, not really helping parched farmland. there are no farms in queens, are there? this afternoon we're going to get exclusive details on the economic impact from our senior economics reporter steve leisman. he's here live. >> in about three minutes we're going to get an e-mail from the guy that runs the farm in queens. it is a big impact from what's a small sector of the economy and it could even have an impact on the presidential election. in a detailed study of the summer's drought which scored soybeans, corn and other crops across the nation, macro economic advisors out of st. louis estimate it could shave as much as a half point off gross domestic product this year. that's a big hit to a $13 trillion economy from a total farm sector that accounts for just -- wait for it now -- 1% of the nation's output. ben herzon is the economist who did the study. pe explai he explains the drought's outside impact. >> even though it only accounts for 1% of the economy, big changes in farm output can show up in the headline gd
CNBC
Sep 6, 2012 1:00pm EDT
that -- >> it's got to be chaotic. >> the bankers, whether it's in the united states or over there, have been talking the talk which is one of the reasons why the u.s. market's up 10% this summer is the anticipation of quantitative easing down the road. >> the ecb needs it. >> the question is, will they walk the walk? >> will the ecb -- this is the plan. now over to you politicians. they're finished. >> we have seen it. verbal intervention brought spanish interest rates down and spain is backing off saying, whoa, we don't necessarily need any help. you know? already in that drama. can you put forward further austerity? >> not just since milton die dined alone. thanks very much. back to you. >> we'll continue the conversation here on the nyse floor. here with me is kenny pulcari. europe today is stabilize. a rally. listening to the conversation, you were making points to me during that. not only do they have to agree, spain and italy, to certain conditions, they actually have to ask for the aid and they have not done that yet. >> that's right. they have to ask for it and agree to th
CNBC
Sep 18, 2012 1:00pm EDT
go back to where you started. that was a very critical time for the united states and i have thought about that a lot, would we do the same thing, phil that we did originally? we actually, as you well reported, we testified on behalf of our bankrupt competitors. at that time, phil, the country was in very, very tough shape. we were sliding into a very deep recession. we believed in two different administrations believed also that if gm and chrysler would have gone into free fall, could have taken the industry into bankruptcy but the u.s. from a recession into a depression. so i would do it again, testify on behalf of my competitors, also very, very pleased that ford had a plan ahead of that we were support by the banks, investing during the toughest time of the great vehicles and the response we have gotten for ford not using precious taxpayer money has been phenomenal. so in hindsight, i would do it again for the good of the country. >> i know tyler has a question back there. >> yes, tyler? >> mr. mulally you welcome t is good to see u in light of what you have just been tal
CNBC
Sep 24, 2012 1:00pm EDT
york this week. today not far from the coast of iran, the united states and 33 other nations held the largest military drill in that part of the world ever. the goal is to clear away sea mines that might be set down by iran in a future war. >>> despite calls for calm from the obama administration, the situation is also getting quite a bit hotter in the east china sea. four chinese ships moved into what japan considers its territorial waters today. the japanese government immediately filed an official protest. the chinese ships quickly exited the disputed waterway. last week you might recall we first told you about the fight between japan and china over islands and fishing rights in that particular area. ty? >> all right, sue. just heard diana's report on home builders. huge numbers from lennar and now one wall street firm is saying hold your horses. they are not alone. wednesday on cbs, don't forget we've got an exclusive interview with the ceo. we'll give you his answers to your questions on wednesday. we'll be right back after this. [ male announcer ] how do you trade? with scottrad
CNBC
Sep 11, 2012 1:00pm EDT
than the president of the united states. >> michael lewis, we will be back with you, talk a little bit of sports, a little bit of stephen strasburg and more throughout the hour. meantime, sue? >> indeed, ty. the markets gaining little bit of strength, up 85 points but also a bond auction in chicago. three years just went off the block. rick santelli at the cme. i saw a bid to cover of about 3.94%, which seems pretty much on the strong side to me but what do you think, ricky? >> yeah it was on the strong side. i almost had the big one when i read that number. i have a 20-year -- >> don't do that. >> i have a 20-year database of three-year note and i cannot find a higher bid to cover than today's 3.94. close to $4, chasing every dollar's worth of securities available for sale, just a big wow on that the wi market was flipping between 34 and 33 1/2, offered at 34 and a half, 34 the yield came in .337, a couple of three-tenths under 34 you could argue there was a little bit of a tail there, but even having said that, 36.8 better than the ten auction average on indirect. direct, 13.4, b
CNBC
Sep 27, 2012 1:00pm EDT
friends in southern europe and indeed the economy here in the united states. michelle caruso-cabrera will talk about some of the bad pigs in a minute, but first senior economics reporter steve liesman with the story of some vindicated doves. >> because the new game is called "bad piggies." that's where we're coming from. >> and we're only doing this because the producer jason gawertz made us do this. he said could we think of an app that would apply with today's data and i did. it's called vindicated doves. at least initially here, why is that? because essentially the economic data came in weak. let me show you what the economic data showed. the numbers come in you're looking for 5.6% positive -- or negative. you get minus 13.2 off a prior 3.27%. i think the dove says i don't care i had this one right. gdp took .4 off the prior print right there. midwest manufacturing down negative. p and pending home sales much changed from the prior month from positive to negative. take a look at some of the comments here. vindicated doves. anyone facing doubt about the need forred 23ed's recent st
CNBC
Sep 14, 2012 1:00pm EDT
restaurant has been attacked. angry mobs also protesting against the united states in that country. things are especially tense in lebanon today, and that is because the pope has arrived for a regularly scheduled visit. in about an hour as well, president obama will receive the caskets carrying the four americans who were killed in libya earlier this week. he will be at andrews air force base, and we will carry that live for u as is always the case, when there is serious violence in the irish world, we have to look at oil. right now west texas intermediate is up .5% at 98.71, and brent crude is up about one-third of a percent at $116.32. >> after quite a busy start to the year, there hasn't been an initial public offering in the united states since august 16th. that was 29 days ago. that is about to change big time. kayla is looking ahead to a deluge of deals next week. >> there certainly is a busy backlog coming to the fore of the ipo market next week. seven companies are set to hit the market, and it's long overdue activity for sure. it is a cross-section of industries, which is a good t
CNBC
Sep 26, 2012 1:00pm EDT
longer be linked to inflation. just like here in the united states social security rises automatically if there is an increase in inflation. that happens in spain as well. they are talking about eliminating that. the european union woversiton w that. rajoy didn't say it today. >> thank you both. here now to talk about how the market is being impacted, joe tanius, the global market strategist from jpmorgan asset management, joins me now. is it remarkable that we are not seeing more vehement reaction in the equity side of things to the visuals we are seeing from greece and spain? >> right. i think if you take a step back, think about europe, we continue to take two steps forward and one step back. at the end of the day the ecb providing support and announcing the program is really a game-changing event. you are eliminating some extreme tail risk but at the end of the day clearly the anti-austerity movements are getting louder, causing unrest. >> what does it do for interest rates at home? we saw a reaction in the currency markets with the euro moving smartly on the day and
CNBC
Sep 25, 2012 1:00pm EDT
would succeed in college. as the networks of nbc focus on education here in the united states, we are also learning this hour that americans owe more on their student loans than they do on their credit cards. and the default rate on those student loans is more than four times the default rate on mortgages. so the question now is it another bubble that is about to burst? senior correspondent scott cone is reporting from washington today on some very startling statistics, scotty? >> reporter: some new statistics, simon, just in. these new figures come from fyke cok -- fico, they analyzed a large sample of credit reports, millions of them nationwide. and here is what they found. since 2005, the percentage of u.s. consumers with multiple open student loans on their credit report has nearly doubled, now almost 12% of us are making payments on at least two student loans. the average amount of that debt, up more than 50% to more than $26,000 on average, a much higher pace of growth than the growth of credit like credit cards and mortgages, other types of debt. and the percentage of consumers
CNBC
Sep 13, 2012 1:00pm EDT
been doing it at u.s. universities, over 40 universities in the united states and we've created over 20 companies to date and hundreds of jobs in those companies. >> a lot of people believe in this charged election season that business and the government can't work together, can't collaborate. i assume that this is an example that you would say belies that premise. >> we absolutely agree that the government and private equity can work together. there are many challenges that the dod is facing and they're coming up with solutions, technical solutions to that in cyber security, in wireless communications. those things have direct applications to the commercial marketplace and we can create companies around those and go to market here in the u.s. with them. >> give me some examples where in the past, defense oriented technologies or defense developed technologies have become a successful private market products and tell me as you think about this intellectual property that the government owns, what do you think has the most promise now for the next gen products? >> dod labs had had long
CNBC
Sep 5, 2012 1:00pm EDT
, syria, china, the list of problems is long. is the word of the united states respected anymore on the global basis? >>> a new survey shows u.s. global competitiveness has fallen again. what do you blame? vote on that at finance.yahoo.com and we'll talk about that coming up. at usaa, we believe honor is not exclusive to the military, and commitment is not limited to one's military oath. the same set of values that drive our nation's military are the ones we used to build usaa bank. with our award winning apps that allow you to transfer funds, pay bills or manage your finances anywhere, anytime. so that wherever your duty takes you, usaa bank goes with you. visit us online to learn what makes our bank so different. i bought the car because of its efficiency. i bought the car because i could eliminate gas from my budget. i don't spend money on gasoline. it's been 4,000 miles since my last trip to the gas station. it's pretty great. i get a bunch of kids waving at me... giving me the thumbs up. it's always a gratifying experience. it makes me feel good about my car. i absolutely love my c
CNBC
Sep 19, 2012 1:00pm EDT
quantitativizing in the united states. you don't fight the bang of england, the bank of japan, people's bank of china, the ecb and the fed. this ends up being good for risk assets over the next 6 to 12 months. we've added stocks to european equity, looking at emerging markets again which has lagged. ironically specifically in asia, in a follow-up to the chinese context right now. but there is a lot of opportunity right now. >> what about china? michelle set up some of the diplomatic tiffs going on between china and japan. if you look at china's economy, a lot of people have written china off in terms of its investment potential near-term. doesn't sound like you were doing that. >> i think people are overembellishing the downside. valuation show we're at significant discounts but in a very nacent domestic value. we're missing point with regard to 7% 208% growth is still very dynamic in china. they have beter response to the global markets. i think the reality to china is we don't want continued expectation of 10% growth. we want 7% growth domestic markets much more stable. but
CNBC
Sep 7, 2012 1:00pm EDT
president of the united states i'll stop the divisiveness and do everything in my power to unite the american people! >> we'll break away from governor romney as he talks about this morning's jobs report a few moments ago. if you were with us, you saw the president in new hampshire speaking to his supporters. governor romney's saying that the unemployment picture at the current point is a national tragedy. emphasizing that unemployment has been above 8% now for some 40-odd consecutive months. sue, what we hear here are two candidates, president obama in effect saying i think the jobs numbers were very poor, not happy with them. >> exactly. >> i need congress to help me do something about it, laying some of the blame and maybe much of the blame on the opposing party and mr. romney saying by contrast the buck stops in the oval office. >> i can tell you, ty, the chatter down here has to do with congress, as well. everybody down here knows it's a tight race. that's why as bob mentioned they're watching the in-trade percentages move but regardless of who takes the white house, the debate
CNBC
Sep 12, 2012 1:00pm EDT
opportunity sinsly which is still much less penetrated than the united states. there is a big opportunity. >> to that point i can tell you foreign policy jon fortt who is inside there, tim cook is showing a video of the barcelona store opening now saying they have 380 stores in 12 countries, 13th country sweden is coming. 1 million people around the world using apple's products. peter, apart from the iphone 5, what else will move the stock here? >> be interesting to see if there's anything along the lines of -- well, we know they'll talk about a facebook integration. we don't expect to hear much about music and tv and movies. if there is much there, that will be an interesting surprise as well. john barr, you've clearly got skin in the game. let me tell you now, more news coming from tim cook. he's talking about the recent mac updates, including mountain lion. he says apple notebook is now number one in market share in the united states over the last three months at 27%. that probably won't surprise you. what do you want to hear, here on in? >> we've been long term investors in apple due
CNBC
Sep 21, 2012 1:00pm EDT
been able to read that the united states is not as prepared as it should be for this type of cyber attack. >> we're not anywhere where we need to be in terms of a country with respect to preparedness and ultimately in response. the head of cyber command, general keith alexander, i think put it best when asked to evaluate one to ten where the u.s. capability is. he put it at a three. obviously this is not a very good position to be in, especially when you have a number of actors out there. china and russia are very active in terms of computer network exploit. that's espionage in cyberspace. they're increasingly integrating cyber warfare into their military planning and war fighting capabilities. these are all issues we need to take very seriously and we need to enhance our own defensive capabilities as well as invest on the offensive side as we will never firewall our way out of the problem. initiative resides with the attacker. >> is it a money issue? is it an investment of money issue in the infrastructure to combat this kind of crime? or is there something else that the united st
CNBC
Sep 20, 2012 1:00pm EDT
$4.5 billion in taxes on goods sold in the united states. we talked to microsoft. here's what they told us. they say, microsoft has a complex business and we must comply with the complicated tax code of the united states, resulting in an exceedingly complex tax structure. second company in the crosshairs here today is going to be hewlett-packa hewlett-packard. the senate committee saying since at least 2008, hp has used billions of dollars of intercompany offshore loans to effectively repatriate untaxed foreign profits back to the united states to run u.s. operations. that's contrary to the intent of u.s. tax policy. we talked to hewlett-packard. here's what they told us. they say, hp has complied fully with all applicable provisions of the u.s. internal revenue code and auditor ernst and young has audited. we'll learn more about what this is up committee found in about a half-hour. >>> the committee on banking, housing and urban affairs, subcommittee on securities, insurance and investment is holding a hearing on high-frequency trading and they are talking about the possibility of enac
CNBC
Sep 4, 2012 1:00pm EDT
as they can with their capacity limited in the united states. and shares of ford and gm, one more thing to keep in mind, these stocks might be getting bounce in part because on the conference calls between ford and gm, their pickup sales were improving because of the housing market, a slight recovery there. it's a little early to say a big bounce but there is positive signs of the housing market helping pickup truck sales. >> thank you. >>> now, it is the democrats' turn. delegates are getting settled down in charlotte, north carolina and our chief washington correspondent is in nascar country live. john. >> reporter: this is the week democrats get to answer all the grief they took from republicans last week, largely about the economy. it's a complicated question. paul ryan was on the campaign trail yesterday posing the question ronald reagan posed to jimmy carter very devastatingly effective at that time. here's paul ryan. >> when you take a look at what we're going to hear in charlotte today, the president can say a lot of things, and he will, but he can't tell you that you're b
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